Image - Tablette - Méthodologie Qualigram - PYX4

The methodology at the
core of our approach: Qualigram

The Qualigram methodology is a method of graphical description of processes, which we developed over 10 years ago.

This method, published by Afnor is unique, because of its multiple functionalities and user-friendliness.



A recognised methodology

The Qualigram methodology regularly receives positive evaluation feedback from business analysts for its easy adoption by end users.

  • École de Technologie Supérieure’ of Montreal: ‘best methodology for business analysts’.
  • Gartner :“ability to offer functions enabling the easy implementation of the strategy”.

More than 70,000 users have already taken advantage of our process modelling software solutions developed with the Qualigram methodology.

Its ease of use and intuitive user interface have enabled them to implement a continuous improvement approach within their organisations.

The Qualigram methodology is at the heart of our software solutions: Whether it is yesterday’s Qualigram  or today’s PYX4, it represents the foundation of our approach.

An alternative to the BPMN

The Qualigram language does not use a lot of shapes, which makes it a simple and easy to understand solution for everyone, compared to other notation systems such as the BPMN. This ease of use makes it possible to meet the needs of all users, both for those who describe their business processes and those consulting and analysing them.

The methodology meets specific needs that are not catered for by other notations and therefore allows as many views as necessary: Strategic, Organisational and Operational.

The modelling of business processes using this language allows the means and roles of the organisation to be joined on one axis of analysis.

Some examples

Here are some processes modelled with the Qualigram methodology

Examples of models

Graphe - Cartographie - Page méthodologie Qualigram - PYX4


Here is a general model example mapped using the Qualigram language. It puts forward the objectives and missions of the organisation, and represents a privileged gateway for the user when going through the repository.


It also illustrates the major processes of the organisation and main interfaces existing between them.

Example of a repository

Graphe - Référentiel - Page méthodologie Qualigram - PYX4


When browsing through a Qualigram repository, one can find graphs of this type: it puts forward the ‘production’ process in a detailed way, describing the procedures constituing it.


One can identify the interfaces that this process has with the other processes of the organisation which are ‘Regulate’, ‘Buy’, ‘Develop’, “Sell” and “Deliver’. Therefore, inputs and outputs of this process are also easily visible.

Process example

Procédure Qualigram


The second level graph, called procedures, is one of the strong points of the methodology. It is present when browsing even deeper in the repository to answer the, ‘who does what?’ question.

At the top of the graph, one can identify the stakeholders, who are in fact those participating in that process. Then comes the basic instructions created by the stakeholders who have an input and an output. It is possible to add a certain amount of focus points or attach a business document which supports the action to implement.


In that way, responsibilities are clearly established and

a description of the company’s know-how is given.